Slovakia: Country and Foreign Investment
The government is the head of the Executive and is made up of the Prime Minister (Robert Fico since July 2006), his Deputies (of which there are five) and government ministers. The government is appointed by the President of the Slovak Republic on the recommendation of the Prime Minister. For its policy and administration the government is responsible to the Slovak parliament. The National Council of the Slovak Republic comprises elected representatives, of which there were 150 at the 2006 elections. Following the 2006 elections, the Slovakian government was formed by a coalition of three parties. The current President is Ivan Gasparovic, who took office on June 15, 2004.
The Slovakian legal system is based on Austro-Hungarian codes and is still evolving. The Constitutional Court is the highest court in the land and the only one that can sue the President.